Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8 – D-Day Exhibition

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Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8 - D-Day Exhibition

D-Day 75th exhibition, Blandford Museum, opening June 6 10.30am and  Blandford Corn Exchange, Friday and Saturday June 7 and 8, 10am to 4pm

The Museum exhibition features displays on Blandford and the Camp, Tarrant Rushton and the Invasion, and US Involvement, covering the build-up and the invasion of Normandy by the British and American Forces garrisoned in Dorset and Hampshire, through to the entry into Paris in August 1944.

The exhibition in the Corn Exchange examines the very significant role of the Mulberry Harbour and its construction and transport to the Normandy coast, the role of the airfield, the Horsa and Hamilcar gliders and Halifax tug aircraft, and the skills in landing the gliders which led to the important capture of Pegasus Bridge to prevent German Panzer troops from reaching the beach areas to oppose Allied forces.   With model bombing range and displays on the role of local industries,  US military hospitals at Blandford camp and Kingston Lacy, the role of women on the land and in the factories and a working model of Bailey Gate railway.

What else is going on in Blandford…

Monday May 20 to Monday May 27

Tuesday May 21: Child Okeford Flower Arranging Club, 'Tablescapes', a practical workshop, Child Okeford Village Hall, 2.15pm, details: 01258 863775

May 20 8:00 am May 27 9:00 pm Event Details

Strictly Come Tea Dancing

Strictly Come Tea Dancing at the Corn Exchange, Market Place, Blandford Forum, live music from the Soggy Biscuit Dance Band

May 20 2:30 pm
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Friday May 31 to Thursday June 6

Friday May 31: Vintage Fair, Corn Exchange, Blandford, 9am to 5pm Last Friday in the  Blandford Town Museum Garden 5pm

May 31 9:00 am June 6 6:00 pm Event Details

June 2 Tarrant Rushton D-Day Reunion

A gathering to remember those who worked at and flew from Tarrant Rushton Airfield in June 1944 and for those

June 2 1:30 pm 4:00 pm Event Details

Friiday June 7 to Thursday June 13

Friday June 7: Bridge (1st and 3rd Friday of every month – also June 21) in the Blandford Centre Heddington

June 7 1:00 pm June 13 10:00 pm Event Details

Saturday June 8 Cycling event, Tarrant Rushton Airfield

June 8 10:00 am 12:00 pm Event Details